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Sep 28, 2012 6:30am EDT
morning, earlier this month we told you about a virginia woman who found an expensive raymar painting at a flea market. she was going to auction it off, the auction was supposed to take place tomorrow. however, the reporter did a little digging, found the masterpiece may have been stolen six decades ago from the baltimore museum of art. right now the fbi is investigating. the auction for the painting is now on hold. >>> a chance for you to get rid of your prescription drugs. they might be sitting around the house and you don't know what to do with them. tomorrow is national drug takeback day. so from 10:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon, you can drop off any unused prescription drugs. and by doing so, you can help prevent drug abuse and theft. if you'd like to find out information in your area, where they're going to be collecting this in your county, all you have to do is head to the d.e.a.'s website, put in your zip code and they'll get it for you. >>> drivers on a georgia highway could not believe their eyes. take a look and you'll see why. they saw a man drivi
Sep 3, 2012 6:30am EDT
employment. utah number one as the most liveable. west virginia last and they were said to be the least liveable. >>> 6:52. spending of west virginia a middle school have to reorganize their classes and they have a make them coed by today. >> that's coming down today. the school had the same sex classroom policy for students but a judge ruled that it has to go back to the coed route after a mother alengs the school used gender stereotypes that hurt her daughter academically. >> she says her daughter she has one daughter with adhd was scolded for not sitting while the boys they were encouraged to move around the classroom. a federal law does allow for same sex classes as long as the school meets certain criteria. this apparently didn't. >> we want to know what you think about this throughout the course of the morning. if you are on facebook on the lake day, head over to the facebook page wmar let us know what you think about these same sex versus coed classrooms. >> listen to this. a 400 pound-- >>> listen to this a 400 pound sea turtle is on the monday. national aquarium in baltimore wi
Sep 25, 2012 5:30am EDT
west virginia casino. they want marylanders to keep coming to west virginia... casinos like theirs. spending one hundred seventy million a year. question seven will keep those dollars at home. with a limited expansion of gaming that will mean... hundreds of millions for schools in the baltimore area... and across the state... according to the department of legislative services. and with independent audits required by law... question seven means millions for maryland schools. guaranteed. >>> to have you are not planning to take in the fall colors. the story might change your mind. this is minnesota. ancheck out the leaves and it looks beautiful. this is in the superior national forest. a gorgeous shot there and lynette it's not going to be long before we will see the same beautiful sights. >> exactly. we are talking about mid to late october. that's when we will see some beautiful changing of our leaves. we look to the satellite and radar and we have some showers back across the four corners region and showers and storms now moving across missouri and also illinois. and we do have a
Sep 12, 2012 6:30am EDT
west virginia flea market and you are not going to believe what the needle was. those stories are straight ahead on this wednesday morning. we are aircraftously awaiting to hear -- anxiously awaiting to hear from charley crowson. he and his wife are in the hospital awaiting the arrival of their first child and you are looking at the roads and lynette is looking at the weather. the morning chilly. >> it is. we have fog out there and i know it's affecting the roadways. >> there's a lot of reduced visibility in frederick and carroll counties. so be extra careful. >> exactly. cool this morning as well. so, careful, have the jacket as you head out and about. look how pretty it is out there. this will fool you if you look out the door and think you are set to go because you are seeing plenty of sunshine moving into the picture. but this is what i want to show you because look at the temperature in bel air right now. 51 degrees. we are below average. that dew point coming in at 51 degrees as well. we are having a little patchy following out -- fog out there had morning. more in reisterst
Sep 11, 2012 6:30am EDT
seasonable levels coming up. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. i'll have the build your own burger with a...n? sunny-side up egg, jack cheese, jill. and, uh... make it a double. inspiration can come from anywhere. build your own burgers are now at denny's. >>> this is your abc2 news to g thanks for joining us. charley is off today and i am megan pringle. we will start with meteorologist lynn jet charles look at what -- lynette charles looking at what you are facing as you head out. >> beautiful skies out there. look at ocean city and this beautiful sunrise this morning. this will continue as we go throughout the day. the sunshine t
Sep 5, 2012 6:30am EDT
to his owner and started walking. in january mark left buckie with his dad in west virginia because he couldn't have a dog at his new home in myrtle beach, south carolina. two weeks ago he was taken in by a family in south carolina after traveling nearly 500 miles. they took the animal to the hospital where they discovered one of those microchips and they were able to call mark and tell him, hey, we have your dog. mark says that he'll never leave buckie behind again. >>> how badly do you want to eat at a certain restaurant? well, enough to actually pay more for the reservations, because some places are charging more just for holding your seat. we're going to have more on this. there are some discountthey wor >>> and who ate what and how much did it cost? there might be an easy solution to splitting the check. we're going to tell you about an app that could be available on your phone sometime soon. >>> and a reminder as we head to break, katie couric's new show premiers next week, september 10th, right here on abc 2, starting at 4:00, followed by our news with jamie and kelly at 5:00
Sep 10, 2012 5:30am EDT
virginia. >>> sherrie johnson is live talking to fans about everything that's going on tonight. imagine people are excited. >> yes. fans are very excited. we are live in towson, outside of this dunkin donuts. grabbing folks, folks are pumped up about the game tonight. the ravens, take on the bangles, at 7:00 tonight at mt bank stadium. the ravens are dedicating the season to art model, a former ravens owner and the man who brought football back to baltimore. honored tonight in a pregame ceremony. the ravens could face the biggest challenge, 8 of 16 games, ravens are 27-5 at home during regular season. this is the second best record in the entire nfl. we caught up with some of the ravens fans. here is what they have to say about the game. >> they come out to the first ravens game, it's going to be the opening game. she will enjoy all the moments of tonight's game. >> it's going to be explosive this year. i see joe and tory looking up quite a bit. i think we are going to pass for 4000 yards this year. >> are you excited? >> very excited. this is the year for us. >> all right. as you can s
Sep 24, 2012 5:30am EDT
cub's death. anncr: more anti-maryland ads. from this west virginia casino. they want marylanders to keep coming to west virginia... casinos like theirs. spending one hundred seventy million a year. question seven will keep those dollars at home. with a limited expansion of gaming that will mean... hundreds of millions for schools in the baltimore area... and across the state... according to the department of legislative services. and with independent audits required by law... question seven means millions for maryland schools. guaranteed. teen accused of shooting and killing students is scheduled to go to a detention facility. he killed three students and injured three others. >>> amy bishop is facing capital murder charges for shooting three of her colleagues in 2010. three other people were injured. >>> law in to effect concerning motor scooters and mopeds. the conference is happening today to outline the rules today. if law takes effect october 1st. >>> children are getting special visitors today to cheer them up. university of maryland football team is coming by to play with the
Sep 24, 2012 6:30am EDT
: their dishonest ads are everywhere. a west virginia casino spending a fortune... to stop question seven. they don't want competition. the washington post wrote the casino behind the ads is... "most concerned with its own bottom line." and the baltimore sun says it "doesn't have maryland... taxpayers' interests at heart." so when you see these ads remember... they're about what's good for west virginia's casino... not maryland. vote for maryland jobs and schools. vote for question seven. so i get claritin clear. this is all bayberry. bayberry pollen. very allergenic. non-drowsy claritin relieves my worst symptoms only claritin is proven to keep me as alert and focused as someone without allergies. live claritin clear. >>> i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. let's kick it off with a check of the folk. >> good morning, everyone, what is going on on the banner, we have clouds out there, also beginning to see sunshine and that will be the name of the game as we head throughout the day. it's going to turn out to be a lovely day on tap. dealing with chilly temperatures this morning. you
Sep 12, 2012 5:30am EDT
seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. [ rain pattering ] [ heels clicking ] [ female announcer ] yoplait light tastes great now... ♪ ...and feels great later 20 delicious flavors of yoplait light, now at 90 calories each. yoplait, it is so good! yeah, and i took on all the bigger, tougher ones. but now that mr. clean's got this new select-a-size magic eraser, i mean, he can take on any size job. look how easily he gets things cleaned. it's enough to make you cry. you, specifically. not me. i'm just happy we don't go near rex's mobile home as often. because it's hard to clean or because you're scared of an itty-bitty doggy? [ dog barks ] aah! oh! [ clears throat ] yeah, that was a sneeze. i think i sprayed myself. [ male announcer ] new mr. clean select-a-size magic eraser. lets you pick the right size for every job. >>> thanks for joining us a bus monitor bullied by children is 700,000 dollars richer. do you remember this story. karen klein is from upstate new york and she accepted a check from a canadian supporter out may remember back in june,
Sep 28, 2012 5:30am EDT
all been to flea markets and sometimes you can find a pretty good deal. a virginia woman bought a painting for $7, found out it was a renwar. she planned to have that piece auctioned off. well, a reporter discovered that it may have been stolen six decades ago from right here in baltimore, the baltimore museum of art. the fbi is now investigating. hopefully that woman will get something for that find because that auction has been canceled. >>> time now for a check on our weather. here is lynette charles. hopefully it's going to be a work-of-art type of weekend. >> maybe tomorrow. maybe tomorrow, megan. let's talk about what's going on right now because the satellite and radar picking up on some showers and storms. this is beginning to slide off toward the east. this round will cross the bay, head over toward the eastern shore and then we will get a break behind that. we will also see a break in the clouds as well. so we will have a sun/cloud mix as we go throughout the afternoon. but also look what's going on. so we have that break here, but as we look back across the tennessee va
Sep 6, 2012 5:30am EDT
as we step over across the eastern shore. but also if your travels are taking you into virginia this morning we're dealing with a light shower around reston, sterling, ashburn and also oakton but again the you are going to be along the eastern shore watch out for some patchy fog this morning and we have some heavier rain just to the north of federalsburg right now. this is starting to slide off towards the east. heading over into delaware and that's the scenario in terms of the wet weather. as we look at temperatures this morning we are quite warm. 75 degrees right now in arnold. 70s everywhere and here's the hour by hour forecast. 86 degrees by lunchtime. a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with mike masco. good morning. >>> good morning lynette. good morning everybody. let's talk about the stadium and tonight as you can certainly expect a massive volume around the stadium. 395 and 295. all jammed probably starting after 4:00 i'm sure a lot of early tailgatessers. we have an issue along route 1 that's knocking out both lanes south of bel air. that's an accident and then c
Sep 20, 2012 5:30am EDT
virginia lacrosse player george huguely was in court. the family is raising awareness right now about one love foundation. they are basically aiming to combat dating violence. they're going to be on the show today at 4:00. >> so difficult for both of you to be inside that courtroom. inside the same room where george huguely was sitting. what was that like for you? >> heart was beating really fast. all the time. it was -- i kept thinking that is what yeardley saw. that's the last thing she saw and i kept running that through my head over and over again that that was -- to think about the situation that night. and it just brought back horrible thoughts. >> so again that's going to be at 4:00 today on katie couric's show. sharon love will be on abc2 news at 5:00 to talk about the one love foundation. and the new public service announcement they're launching. >>> all right, time now 5:51. a check on your weather right now as you head out the door. lynette you've got leg warmers on? >> i do. i'm just trying to set the stage. may believe people will realize how chilly it is out there. i have th
Sep 25, 2012 6:30am EDT
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Sep 20, 2012 6:30am EDT
daughter was killed by her ex-boyfriend, george huguely. this happened at the university of virginia. the family has been raising awareness for the one love foundation which aims to combat dating violence. her sister wants to help other women so they don't have the suffer the -- to suffer the same sort of violence. they will be on the "katie" show today at 4:00. >> it must have been so difficult for both of you to be inside that courtroom, inside the same room where george huguely was sitting. what was that like for you? >> my heart was beating really fast all the time. it was -- i kept thinking that is what yeardley saw. that's the last thing she saw and i kept running that through my head over and over again that that was -- when i think about the situation that night, and it just brought back horrible thoughts. >> sharon love will be on abc2 news at 5:00 today to talk about the one love foundation. and a new public service announcement they are going to be launching about this very issue. >>> well, attorneys have failed to reach a plea agreement in the misconduct cases against a d
Sep 5, 2012 5:30am EDT
with his dad in virginia because he couldn't have a dog at his new home and this is in myrtle beach. however, a short time later buckie disappeared somehow. turns out he traveled nearly 500 miles two weeks ago he was taken in by a family. the new owner brought him to grandstand animal hospital where they discovered a microchip and then they called mark. >> i thought i was going to cry. yeah. he definitely recognized me instantly and he still remembers some of his old commands and everything. it's almost like a new lab. >> he may not cry, but we might in the studio. what a great story. buckie made it there. the big question, though, is how. dogs do have a strong sense of smell and direction and clearly buckie did too. >>> well, if you're a football or even a baseball fan, you're going to cheer as loud as you can for your favorite team, especially right now, although it may be okay to do it in the stands, but doctors say you have to do it carefully, the damage you can do to your vocal cords is serious and there are some ways you can save them. >>> also ahead this morning, the quick-th
Sep 26, 2012 6:30am EDT
few years ago a shell station in charlottesville virginia regular unlead for $1.84. drivers lined up for the cheap prices but this was not just good will it was remembrance of things past the event organized by the conservative political action committee. volunteers are hoping to swing a few votes. and they offered to register drivers while they waited. >> how much does it usually cost to fill up your car. >> okay, my god maybe about 50, 60 dollars. >> about 90 dollars. >> i am here to get some gas because it's cheap. and it hasn't been like this in long, long time. >> so according to consumer reports, it has been a long time. the last time gas was 1.84, january, 2009 when president obama was inaugurated as the 44th president. >>> the hot topic this morning should parents have a favorite kid? >> or do they have a favorite child? listen to this. a father who is is a blogger is under fire this morning for publically admitting that yes, he has a favorite child. buzz bishop wrote about how he prefers one son over the other saying he find him to be more fun. as you can imagine as soon as
Sep 18, 2012 6:30am EDT
virginia and maryland, in events to talk about the k[:óshootings. . new report says that alcohol and prescription drug abuse has increase td among active members of the military over the past few years. according to the institute of medicine, the approach is treating alcohol and substance abuse andist outdated. the barriers to care and other problems to prevent service members and families prevent them from getting the treatment they need. prescription drug abuse rates are low, however the rate of medication misuse, that rose about 2%, from 2002 to 11%, to 2008. >>> many parents are making big mistakes when it comes to car seats and kids. 20% of parents admit they don't read the instructions when it comes to installing the seats. the biggest mistake that parents make, using the wrong slots for the seat belts or leaving the seats too loose. safety officials say that traffic crashes are the number one killers for children ages 1- 12 years old. >>> it is no secret, obesity is a problem in the united states. rch sers are meeting to stay with us the state of obesity. one in three adults a
Sep 6, 2012 6:30am EDT
spots dry. so as you head out and about just be prepared were that but also heading to virginia harrisonburg and also front royal in washington, realington and standardsville and also getting in on the wet weather this morning. then over towards the eastern shore, southern maryland, princess anne and poke poke city all getting in on the heavier rain and heavier downpours this morning. this is what it looks like outside right now in mount airy we're nice and dry tying to get a little bit of sunshine in here. as we go through the day temperatures are really going to heat up but in mount airy 70- degrees with the dew point of 68. we're feeling it. lunchtime sun and clouds and 86 degrees and very hot as we head to 3:00 p.m. 90-degrees and it will feel hotter than that with the humidity. >>> good morning everybody. we have an issue on 695 at 95 southbound. we are getting a report of an accident but here's the thing if i pull up one of the network of traffic cameras, we're not seeing a delay or any kind of a tie-up in that place. we'll have to watch it and so far, we're just getting t
Sep 27, 2012 2:00pm EDT
coersation inton kis a political science professor in virginia. thank you so much for your time. we have romney and obama in virginia right now. we have this segment called purple rain for a ra. it's solidly purple, and this is an interesting race for many reasons in virginia. the problem in virginia for the romney campaign is they're on the defensive on all the issues, on theeconomy, women's issues, national security, all of issues that are important they're on the defensive right they don't have an iue opening to pressba campaign on in virginia. they're behind on the economy, which was supposed to be president obama's weakness. so i think they're really in trouble in virginia we've seen a slip on the part of the romne campaign since the conventionsohart convention bounces, it turned into a convention slide in virginia. we have a series of polls out now that show the gap widening between obama and romney. i think the rney campaign needs to find anpening, a ga to shoot in virginia on that issue. they need to press that gap. >> it's interesting you say that the spokesperson for the rnc in
Sep 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
virginia. alcohol was not a factor. smith traveled to virginia to be with his family, he got an hour of sleep before the game and made the decision to play when he got to the stadium. he is glad he did. in the second quarter smith scored a touchdown and after the game he says it was for his younger brother who looked up to him as mentor. >> i just said a quick prayer. obviously, you play with a hef heart. you want to play for that person. my mom and all my family and everyone was back at the house watching. they didn't know i was going to play until the last minute i texted my mom, i got to the stadium. >> yesterday he posted about his younger brother on his twitter account. here he posted pictures you can see, they had a close relationship again smith saying his younger brother looked up to him as his mentor and will be sorely missed. he is helping him cope with his brother's death and he looks forward to playing the game thursday against the cleveland browns. linda so, abc2 news. >>> four percent of people killed on roadways is motorcycle riders. in 2010, motorcycle helmets were requi
Sep 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
with stalled out front around virginia. and that's going to add to the rainfall totals as we go through time. temperature wise this morning, though, well above average. good morning edgewood at 74 -- 74. 73 in stevensville. chesapeake beach at 73. hanover. westminster and also megan. >>> days before the national convention gets underway democrats spent the weekend out on the stump. joe biden was in pennsylvania and wisconsin and the president continued his road to charlotte tour taking him through colorado and louisiana before the final stop in north carolina. we have the story. >> reporter: with dnc preparations in full swing, this week it's all about the democrats. downtown charlotte north carolina is getting ready for the convention. meanwhile, advisers to both president obama and mitt romney battled it out on the sunday talk shows. >> when he took office shortly after his inog ration he said if he didn't have this economy turned around in three years, his presidency would be a one- term proposition. the economy has not turned around. >> in tampa we saw nothing but insults an
Sep 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
to keep the pruup. >>> it's not clear if acts of vandalisms at two mosques in virginia are affected. cars were vandalized. the islamic center were also targeted. the fbi investigators say the buildings were spray painted. deafs in oklahoma are hoping to talk to a grandson of an elderly couple found dead in their pikesville home. matthew long is a suspect in the murders. the two were found dead last week. long is in the hospital after he overdosed at a oklahoma hotel room. when police took him to the emergency room his name came up as a person of interest. >>> a police report is giving details behind the arrest of a baltimore pay medic. shawn white, slapped a drunk woman while she was on a stretcher. the victim was not combative. white lifted her by her neck and smashed her body to the headrest of a stretcher. the president of the firefighters union believes that the level of patient care was not as good as it should be. shawn white should not have been arrested. >> a lot of them get belligerent, arrogant trying to instruct the person, the paramedic how to do his job. >> white is cha
Sep 6, 2012 4:30am EDT
are looking pretty good. we have a shower in caroline county and also some showers in virginia just about around montgomery county. we can see some showers now trying to move into the rockville area. that will be the scenario through the morning. very light in nature out and about and an isolated show in the afternoon and evening time frame but mainly dry for today. temperature-wise this morning we're at 70 kegs right now in woodbine. 75 in bethesda and 72 reisterstown. we will have the winds on the calm side. they'll shift around to the south so that's what it is for this afternoon for the morning. and your hour by hour forecast it looks like this. we have some patchy fog out there this morning, souppy once again and by noontime 86 degrees with the sun/cloud mix. a check of the abc2 timesaver traffic with mike masco. >>> good morning. the orange by the way lynette. we all have orange on but they lost last night. may not have to do that for tonight. here's what's going on outside on the big boards. we have some construction delays across baltimore city right now. sinclair lane deali
Sep 19, 2012 2:00pm EDT
widening the lead in the key swing states of colorado, virginia and in vice presidential nominee's home state, paul ryan, wisconsin. the president now at 51%. but again, as politico points out, the game is not over yet and they're not the only ones pointing to that obvious note out. let's bring in the news nation political panel for this lovely wednesday. erin mcpike and democratic strategist keith boykin and steve dais. you are no fan of mitt romney. you said he should not be the nominee and dpaugt him hard campaigning in iowa this time and four years ago. is this the man you expected, the guy that said these peoples are victims and appear to not show very much concern for that 47% that he referred to? >> well, i want to take you back to some things i said in the primary, tamron. if you might recall, i told your audience to look at the contested proo e mares and what you found in states that didn't have high mormon populations that were contested of san or the um or gingrich, he lost middle class voters in states like michigan, ohio, for example. and this campaign really comes dow
Sep 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
the election. for example, over there is nevada, that direction is iowa, virginia, colorado. so again, everything is very carefully choreographed. the podium is up there. we will hear the first lady and mayor of san antonio speak later on. dell case are starting to file in now. some 6,000 will be here. and the energy level, quite a night here when things get started in a few hours. tamron? >> thank you for the update. associated press with a first lady speech, likely not mentioning romney by name. the lilly led better fair pay act. let me bring in talk show host michael smerconish, senior writer allison samuels, author of "what would michelle do wo." i will start off with you since you are the only one with a book about the first lady. she said they wanted to remind you of the values of her husband. this is not the same pitch ann romney was asked to do. we know the president of course, but what is her challenge today? >> i think it is to remind people how much her husband cares about everyone, how he wants everyone to enjoy that dream of economic, sort of parody, that he still h
Sep 13, 2012 11:00am PDT
the events in the middle east started to unfold. at a campaign event in virginia just today a few hours ago, governor romney was interrupted by a heckler who aaccused him of politicizing the violence in libya. >> why are you politicizing libya? why are you politicizing libya? >> you see there the man was surrounded and shouted down by the supporters of mitt romney. never answered that question. this morning senator john mccain was asked if he thought the statements after the attack was a misstep by the romney campaign. the senator quickly turned on the president. >> what this is all about is american weakness, and the president's inability to lead. iraq is dissolving o, our relations are israel are at a tension point. i'd like to see the president of the united states speak up once for the 20,000 people massacred in syria. >> joining me now is michael who is also an msnbc contributor and amy stoddard with the hill newspaper. a.b., sthas an pivot or avoidance? what would you call what senator mccain did that interview? he was asked repeatedly by savannah guthrie specifically about
Sep 7, 2012 11:00am PDT
. tomorrow we head to another swing state, which is virginia and next week to nevada. the campaign is sfrpreading outo hit as many swing states as possible. they're spending close to $5 million on 15 new ads in swing states. noticeably absent is michigan, pennsylvania and wisconsin. the states the campaign says they'd like to win. although they aren't competing, they will compete in those states this november. >> thank you very much. the conventions are over, the campaigns are fanning out all across the country in the battleground states. we're keeping score on who won the last two weeks. the answer according to our team gives president obama and the democrats a victory. on who won today's jobs report they give that answer a yes to romney and the gop. joining me now is "newsweek" columnist and cnbc contributor zachary carabell, amy stoddard and chip salgtzman. on the numbers you heard the president say before he took office 800,000 jobs a month were lost. governor romney said this is a national tragedy. what do people need toon about this? >> yes, it's better than it was in december o
Sep 20, 2012 2:00pm EDT
headline story about how virginia, a must-win state for governor romney, has broken way in favor not only of president obama but the democratic senatorial candidate tim kaine. in wisconsin tammy baldwin is pulling ahead of former governor tommy thompson. there's a pattern here, and the mitt romney campaign is desperate to change this direction. the direction is clear. i think what they're trying to do is muddy the waters and have him shuffle to the center on some issues. i agree with the colleague from "newsweek" who said it's a little late for that. the perception of who they are is hardening in people's minds, and we see the results in important swing states. it's not breaking well for mitt romney. >> you have this headline on how the gop invented mitt romney's moochers. that was the headline you wrote for your piece. part of what david is talking about certainly does tie romney to the republican party. we'll talk about how all the events this week can affect the senate races. >> yeah, yeah. it's really starting to affect senate races and any republican candidates in blue or purple
Sep 26, 2012 2:00pm EDT
looking at most closely is seeing at the 50-50 contests and virginia, the battle between tim cain and george allen. very well if republicans are going to try to run the table to either pick up aet of four seats that tyee i prenamins re-election, virginia will probably have to be a very big component there. republicans also have to hold on to the 50-50 ctest in nevada between senator dean heller and shelly berkeley. they're two contests and one that isaetve all been watchi, beeen elizabeth warren and scott brown. republicans really need to be able to win that so they can actually net elsewhere. >> all right. so one thing, though, when it comes to the todd akin-clare caill race, 're seeing the first mccaskill ad taking him to task aut the legitimate rape comments. let's take a look. >> todd akin said he didn't like social security. on september 3rd, 2011, todd akin said medicar was unconstition. ma16inai he wants to abolish the minimum wage and august 19th todd akin said only some rapes are legitimate. what will he say next? >> so, mark this is the first timehe's usetuthe legitimate rap
Sep 6, 2012 2:00pm EDT
that the romney campaign is buying up in eight battleground states. in three key states, virginia, florida, ohio, almost $1 million there they're spending. where is this election coming down to? no question about it. you at those three states, that's what the romney campaign sees. despite the pick of paul ryan from wisconsin, no advertising in wisconsin, no advertising in michigan, no advertising in pennsylvania. really quite striking. >> all right. thank you very much. we'll talk with you tomorrow. and when he takes the stage tonight, president obama will certainly try to rekindle enthusiasm that swept the nation only four years ago. the 2008 election was a once in a lifetime historic event. since then, many have said the president has not done enough as far as communicating his message despite his great oratory. in "the new york times," nicklas writes, a president's central job is not pollty but national team captain. there obama failed us. joining me now, douglas brinkley. thank you so much for joining me. what do you make of this ad saying that he believes the president has fa
Sep 20, 2012 11:30am PDT
virginia when she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. for the first time since her killer was sentenced hear from her mom and sister what are the warning . >>> exploring the epidemic of dating violence mother of yardley love talks about the murder at the hands of her ex-boyfriend. chamber of commerce not going to like this san francisco being called within of america's dirtiest cities. -- milk may do a body good another dairy product is said to bring real benefits to your heart. >>> batman comes to the hp pavillion. >> don sanchez has that and more in what's hot. ♪ ♪ >>> thanks for joining us >>> thanks for joining us today. [ male announcer ] if you're ready to get more from your tv service, now's a great time to get at&t u-verse tv. make the switch! [ megan ] call now to get at&t u-verse tv for only 29 a month for six months -- with a total home dvr included free for life. plus add hbo and cinemax and get the first three months free. [ male announcer ] with u-verse tv, you can record four shows at once with a total home dvr that lets you play back, pause or rewind your shows from any r
Sep 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
showers now in west virginia. if you are traveling that way, a couple of downpours, but all in all we are mainly dry this morning. that's not going to hold true, though, as we go into the afternoon. we do have better chance for scattered showers and storms to pop up. 76 in glen burnie, towson at 76 degrees. winds out of the southwest at about five to 10 miles an hour. that will continue as we go throughout the day. as once again we are dealing with a little bit of patchy fog in some spots this evening, but we're also very balmy this morning. we're waking up to temperatures coming in right around 78 to 80 degrees. by lunchtime that temperature will be at 85 degrees. we will get some sunshine in here, but we also will be dealing with rain showers as well. so take the rain gear with you as you step out and about. let's get a check of abc 2 time saver traffic wi mike mass koes. >>reporter: good morning. it's hot out there. 80 degrees at 4:00 in the morning. here's what's going on this morning. there's not much happening, the roadways are quiet across much of area. some construction on
Sep 21, 2012 2:00pm EDT
in virginia. the president said this of romney's accusations that he's given up on changing washington. >> i made this same point in a town hall in florida. i said one thing i've learned is that you can't change washington just from the inside. for some reason my opponent got really excited. he rewrote his speech real quick. he stood up at a rally, proudly declared, i'll get the job done from the inside. what kind of inside job is he talking about? >> this started when governor romney's team tried to get traction by going after the president 'remarks he made at the univision forum regarding bringing change to washington. >> i learned lesson over the last four years, and the most important lessons i've learned is you can't change washington from the inside. >> the president today threw in the white flag of surrender again. >> here's one of the problems. four years ago governor romney said this while running for the republican nomination against senator john mccain. >> i believe that at this time to change washington it would be helpful to have somebody who comes with more pri
Sep 4, 2012 11:30am PDT
the white house. if -- it is your voice, your vote president obama stopped this morning in virginia on the road to north carolina for the convention. the president went on the attack in his speech saying mitt romney is not offering new ideas to grow the economy. the national convention is officially underway in charlotte, north carolina. democrats will adopt a party platform today that is in sharp contrast with the republican blueprint. they are calling for higher taxes on wealthier americans. also supporting same-sex marriage and abortion rights. the first lady will be the keynote speaker tonight as she makes a case for her husband's reelection. she did her practice walk-through of the stage yesterday. mark matthews is in charlotte, north carolina he will be reporting live from the democratic convention. you can get instant updates from mark by following him on our facebook page mark is also tweeting. >>> republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is stumping for votes today in ohio where he told supporters that america is not better off after nearly four years of president obam
Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
virginia. turns out that painting may have been stolen from a local museum. you see the artwork was a surprise and it was supposed to go up for auction and tomorrow, that's when it was going to happen. however, a reporter did a little digging and believes that that painting, it may have been stolen from the baltimore museum of art more than six decades ago. the action has been called off and the fbi is now investigating. >>> a seven-week-old puppy stolen from an animal resource foundation on ken island now back where he belongs this morning. you see, somebody brought mango into the foundation's adoption center last night. we're told that he is doing well and now he's back with his mother. >>> you've heard about the dangers of drinking and driving. well, how about drinking and riding? the wild ride one man took police on and how they managed to finally slow this wayward cowboy down. >>> plus a strange image that was caught by a camera that may have many people taking a second look at it. we're going to show it to you just ahead. >>> look at that, a rock star welcome last night for the
Sep 22, 2012 9:00am EDT
, west virginia. not much too close just yet on storm 4 radar but there will be a line of showers firing up ahead of a cold front due to come in here. there is even a slight risk for some severe weather today mainly northern and northeastern maryland up the i-95 corridor through philadelphia and new york city. so for us today, showers out to the west by as early as 1:00 or 2:00 this afternoon. then scattered showers coming into the metro area here along about 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00. heading down to blacksburg the hokies taking on bowling green. noon kickoff. 30% chance of storms and showers but i think good weather for hokey football in blacksburn. more of your college football forecast and more of the rest of weekend coming up. >>> right now we have major delays on the beltway. we've got a big traffic backup on the american legion bridge on the inner loop. take a look. the delays affect southbound traffic from maryland into virginia. you don't want to be stuck there. we're told construction is the cause for the slow go here. virginia state police say the backup is from the bridge
Sep 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. and virginia, the wind knocked down trees and utility polls. torrential rains and 60 mile an hour winds ripped through d.c., maryland and virginia. trees and power lines were toppled as this storm blew through the region. 50,000 people are without power in d.c. 70,000 are in the dark in virginia, in maryland, 20,000 have no electricity. we have team coverage tonight. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell has more on the aftermath. crews are on the scene right now. do they know when power will be back? >> reporter: well, we just talked to pepco moments ago, they're saying they hope to have 90% of customers back in service by monday. that's the latest again from road as you mentioned. the lights you see here some are vehicles, the road is closed. off in the distance you can see crews are here, they've been here for about the last half hour, they'll be working throughout the night to try to get the lights back on. people try to salvage what they can after a severe storm ripped through the jazz festival near the key bridge. emergency officials say one worker was hurt when the stage co
Sep 2, 2012 11:35pm EDT
master race. you may not know 33 states in o had sterilization laws and virginia was a role model. greta kreuz has one victim's story. >> is that where they sterilized you? >> this is where sara was forcibly sterilized when she . s 23 does it give you the goose bumps? gives me goose bumps. led it the colony, it's now the central virginia training center for the intellectually disabled but from 1924-1979, thousands were sterilized against their will knowledge. heir part of the eugenics movement, keeping american gene pools strong making sure no defects were sent down, including alcoholism, epilepsy. she was snulalized with her brother and sister and were diagnosed mentally deficient sterilized. what they were doing to you? they didn't tell me why. >> it is a irreprehensible process. supreme court upheld virginia's sterilization law in 1927 and carrie was sterilized, she and her mother deemed feeble minded and oscar holmes wrote three generations inbeciles is move. the outlook was ominous. >> hitler came to powered use the virginia act as his model. >> for race clarification practices. nur
Sep 9, 2012 11:35pm EDT
have become a well-known face in virginia. you had a rally. have you had a chance to talk to undecided voters and what are they telling you they still need to hear? >> i have. a bunch have come to the rallies and what they are telling me when i see them is the universal thread throughout everywhere we go as they are worried and they know the country is in trouble and they are -- and we are headed in the wrong direction. they are worried about their job and job security and their future. the older women generally talk more about not wanting their children to end up paying debt. they are starting to move to the next generation and worrying. the younger ones are talking about how they are -- how their job security -- they might be out of work. some of them are crying. i have to tell you. it is very sad. some of them are coming in and saying, please help. i have not had a job and i'm unemployed. as we know, this economy has hit women harder than men. has been tougher on them. there have been a lot of women with a lot of pretty sad stories on the trail. >> i talked to virginia vot
Sep 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
station, megan mcgrath, news 4 today. >>> so now for the good news. drivers in northern virginia will finally find some relief at one of the area's most congested interchanges. two new ramps open today connecting the eastbound dulles access road to the beltway's inner and outer loops. this is a look from chopper 4. drivers on the access road used to are have to crouse several lanes. causing major traffic headaches. >>> now that the tickets are set for decision 2012, it is back to the campaign trail for both candidates this morning. this weekend president obama will be taking a bus tour through florida. he'll start in st. petersburg before traveling to kissimmee later today. he will also make stops in melbourne and west palm beach tomorrow before heading back to the white house. meanwhile, republican nominee mitt romney will be in our backyard again today. he plans to hold a rally this afternoon at the military aviation museum in virginia beach. then tonight, he will make a pit stop in richmond. that's where he will help start tonight's federated auto parts 400 nascar race at the richm
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